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Winter shows Cat mews Turkey bags ... page 10-11 ...page 13 ... page 23 1990-2015 Old Ti www.TheOldTimes.com 25 The me P.O. Box 411 s Sauk Centre, MN th 56378 Anniversary FREE! The Premier Journal of Vintage, Collectible At all the best Antiques Shops and Shows and Antique Wonders in the Midwest Section One Vol. 25 No. 1 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • January 2015 Tall Tales of the Foshay Tower Wilbur Burton Foshay, mug shot Jennifer Phelps, Director, Foshay Museum & Observation Deck, with historic thermometer Page 3 2 The Old Times January 2015 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established 1979 Hot Wheels Snake and Mongoose Drag Set $295.00 Stickley Brothers Drop Leaf Wilcox Sewing Machine Table $3,400.00 $179.00 Roseville Luffa Vase Carved Asian Screen $369.00 $179.00 Niloak Vase K&B Cobra Slot Car $145.00 $189.00 Carved Carousel Horse Vintage Phone $58.00 $689.00 Nice Selection of Vintage Waterford Steering Knobs Sugar Fostoria $30-50.00 each Shaker Coin Finger $95.00 Hole Lamp $52.00 2-Gallon Shoulder Jug Neon Lite Beer Sign $159.00 Vintage Felt Twins Hat $59.00 Candlewick Pitcher $69.50 $285.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY ONLINE AUCTIONS AT www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM January 2015 The Old Times 3 Tall tales of the Foshay Tower At its opening in 1929, the Foshay Tower was the tallest building west of the Mississippi and would remain so for decades. Nowadays you have to drive into the city to discover this treasure of Art Deco architecture and masonry lost in a forest of steel and glass. (Photos by Britt Aamodt except as noted) Foshay spared no expense for the opening of his Foshay Tower. The three-day event, August 30 through September 2, 1929, included fireworks, religious services, a special appearance from the Secretary of War and performances from John Philip Sousa conducting his band in a song commissioned for the opening. The check Sousa received from Foshay bounced. In a fit of pique, the composer forbade the performance of the “Foshay March.” It was only in the 1980s, when a group of Minneapolitans paid off the Sousa estate, that the “Foshay March” was again heard in public. (Photo courtesy of the Foshay Museum and Observation Deck) by Britt Aamodt MINNEAPOLIS – The IDS Center might be the tallest building The Northwest Lakes in Minneapolis, but the Foshay Tower, a mere Antiques Trails 32 stories, excels its rival in decorative An Old Times Antiques Trail Map panache and mystery. The tower was the DETROIT LAKES monumental achieve- Detroit Lakes ment of one man, his SuLaine’s Antique Mall 603 Hwy 10 E crowning glory. It was Foshay had married up. Leota Fox Foshay was the feted with ticker tape (218) 844-6830/SuLainesAntiques.com daughter of a utilities owner. His marriage to Mon-Sat 10-5:30; Sun 12-5 Facebook.com/SulainesAntiques Leota set him on the road to entrepreneurship. He and the glare of eventually amassed a utilities empire that flashbulbs. Its opening LINCOLN stretched across the United States and into was attended by Fergus Canada and Latin America. governors, senators, Falls Garage Sale Antiques Leota shared the good and bad times with her <- exan Al men of the cloth, and Hwy 10 at Lincoln, by AOK Engines - M dr oo ia - jolly, roly-poly husband. In later years, they Lincoln CLOSED NOV DEC JAN & FEB. rh 4 beautiful women. And ea 5 m scraped a living together in Colorado and Arizona, d RE-OPENING MAR 2015. - 4 i. - like the Titanic, it was 5 m -> Foshay hiring himself as a marketing man and Watch here for details! i. lauded as an unsinkable chamber of commerce director. (Photo courtesy of Foshay Museum and Observation Deck) feat of ingenuity. human Fergus Falls Fate stepped in. Collectors Corner Lincoln Avenue Antiques Exit 55 Antiques 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) Off I-94, exit 55 at County Rd 1 Two months after the (218) 736-2210 (218) 998-4224 (218) 998-3088 Moorhead Antique Mall Foshay Tower Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift! Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. Open Every Day - 10am - 5pm Fun, fabulous treasures! “An Old Friends Cottage” Cont. on page 4 “Quality Antiques uniquely displayed” The Tri-State Antiques Trails TriStateAntiquesTrailMap 5/18/2010 A Creative Mix Of Vintage, Antiques, An Old Times Antiques Trails Map 19 19 Home Decor, & Gifts Brookings, SD Marshall 23 Sleepy Eye, MN Arlington 4 Depot Antiques 71 Antique Gallery Mall Lake 59 Sleepy Eye Brookings 14 Benton 81 11,000 Sq. Ft. • 80+ Vendors 14 200 Oak St SOUTH DAKOTA MINNESOTA 324 Main Ave Walnut (507) 794-5275 I-29 4 (605)692-4448 / (507)920-7687 75 Grove www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm Madison Open year-round by chance or appointment. Quality Antiques in a friendly setting! 34 Pipestone 30 Historic RR freight depot full of antiques. OPEN 10 to 6 Windom 60 7 days See us on 91 4 Sioux Falls, SD 23 19 59 • 218-287-1313 • 86 • 115 60 71 Hartford Luverne Worthington Lakefield Dakota Plains Antiques Humboldt Sioux Falls I-90 I-90 Jackson & Collectibles 75 86 42 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead 42 MINNESOTA I-229 IOWA Spirit 500 ft. E of I-29 at Exit 73 19 Tea 9 9 Sibley Lake 9 I-94 East exit 2A • I-94 West exit 2B Open Daily / (605)368-9999 18 I-29 115 60 59 Okoboji Estherville www.dakplains.com 71 4 The Old Times January 2015 Foshay Tower Cont. from page 3 tower’s celebration, America plunged into the Great Depression. It was Oct. 29, 1929, and Wilbur Burton Foshay, tower builder, utilities magnate, self-made man, lost everything. Worse was yet to come, but Foshay, like his tower, was not a figure easily cast into the shadows. The Foshay Museum & Observation Deck preserves the history of the man and his tower. The museum The Foshay Tower rose out of a square base, locates on the 30th floor Creditors auctioned the Foshay Tower on May 27, 1930 at Minneapolis City which was chockfull of interesting shops and with a stairway leading Hall. The country’s economic woes had worsened in the months since Black businesses. Harold’s Café wouldn’t be to the best overlook in Friday, and the Tower went for a song. (Photo courtesy of Foshay Museum remembered nowadays without the promotional Minneapolis. and Observation Deck) matchbook advertising its location in the Tower. Jennifer Phelps has been museum director utilities empire that since 2008, when the stretched across the The Prairie Potholes Foshay reopened as a trendy downtown hotel. United States and into parts of Canada and Eden Valley Antiques Trails Lost & Found “Wilbur Foshay was an entrepreneur Latin America.” Foshay was born in 200 State St. N (Highways 55 & 22) who came to 1881 in Ossining, N.Y., An Old Times Antiques Trail 23Map Richmond Belgrade 22 Cold Spring (320) 453-5678 Minneapolis from New to an entrepreneur Mon-Sat 9:30 - 5:30 71 Paynesville It’s Worth The Drive! York,” said Phelps. 9 9 55 Watkins “During his time here, Foshay Tower Paynesville Eden Cont. on page 5 Benson 104 New London 4 Valley he created a public 12 10 3 3 27 Spicer 10 The Antique Cellar Jan Watson’s Long Lake 22 305 Augusta Ave OFF BROADWAY Antiques Willmar 12 Litchfield (320) 243-7605 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 Closed Mondays Jan-Apr. We Buy! • Raymond 71 22 Spicer ANTIQUES The 27th and 28th floors were outfitted as OPEN 59 23 Montevideo Foshay’s private office 7 Clara City Belltower Antique Mall 118 Lake Ave N and apartment. The Granite 4 (320) 22 796-5515 interiors expressed the ~Winter hours~ opulence and excess of Falls Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 212 25 Dealers. WEDNesday to Saturday the Roaring ’20s. Granite Falls Willmar There were costly 212 10am - 4pm marble, exotic woods, Prairie Mercantile L&J’s Antiques Long Lake Antiques (BUT Closed during blizzards!!) and gold fittings 110 E U.S. 212 • (320) 564-9094 614 Benson Ave SW 8879 Long Lake Road 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave throughout. Foshay 7 Days/wk: Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-4 (1 Blk N of Hwy 12 and 7th Street W.) (Off County 27 - 5 mi. N of Willmar) Sauk Centre, MN never occupied the FLEA MARKETS: May through September (320) 894-4869 For Appointments Open Saturdays - 10:30 -5:00 (320) 235-1322 Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Closed Mon 320-351-7700 apartment. www.OffBroadwayAntiques.com 2nd Sat. & Sun. - NO CHARGE to set-up Worth The Trip! B ud ’ s B arn Crow Wing Antiques Quality Antiques & Original Art “Don’t 10 West Main • Crosby, MN 10222 State Highway 29 You’ve heard... by its 218-546-2769 in a Gallery Setting Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 judge a book Fridays & Saturdays 10am to 4pm A One-Owner Antique Shop cover...” We may look like a small shop... (or by chance or appointment) YEAR-END ~ Featuring American Art Pottery ~ Furniture • Glassware • Tools • Toys CLEARANCE BUT... Come in and be wonder- 23650 Forest Road WINTER fully suprised by how big we are! P.O. Box 574 Mission furniture, lighting, cabin style antiques, OPEN Decoys • Redwing SALE HOURS Deerwood, MN 56444-0574 decoys and lures YEAR ROUND 20% TO 50% 3,500 Sq. Ft. of Antiques, Mon - Sat, 11 - 5 (218) 338-6166 OFF! Oct 15-Jun15 crosby/brainerd lakes area deerwoodantiques.com Sunday, 12 - 5 Collectibles, & Books Bob Novak & Scott Berg shop: 218-534-3700 • cell: 218-838-0611 Thurs Thru saT Good Quality - Well Priced! Located On State Highway 29 Noon - 5pm buy - sell - consign - appraisals - internet sales 15 mi North of Alexandria or 3 mi South of Parkers Prairie, MN A Multi-Dealer Shop! 2 Levels! Stop and visit the Histor ic & Unique Crosby, V is it Dealer Space Available MN Lindbergh Country • Swanville Antique Capital of The Lakes Area www.hallett-abbey.com Antique Shops 28 Swanville Little Falls OPEN YEAR Stop and check out central Mn WeStWind! ROUND! Beautiful glassware and items for furnishing that re student dorm or apartment; storage sheds, Boat docks & lifts and tools for the men. In-Sto ! LS SPECIA there iS SoMething for everyone. HAllett Antique Abbey House Thurs & Fri: 10-5; Sat: 9-5 (Closed Sun-Wed) Antiques Closing for the season November 29th emporium Antiques BUT Open by appointment December through March! 28 W. Main St. 27 W. Main St. 320-547-9975 Crosby, MN 56441 Crosby, MN 56441 1979 W HWY 27 • SWANVILLE, MN 56382 HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm • Saturdays, 9:30 am-4 pm 218-546-5444 218-546-8311 4 mi N of SwaNville; 12 mi e of loNg Prairie oN HigHway 27 CLOSED Sundays and Holidays www.CentralMnWestwind.com 79 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 Store: 320-632-5350 7 Days a Week • 9:30 AM-5:00 PM Facebook.com/CentralMnWestwindAntiquesConsignment Home: 320-632-6796 January 2015 The Old Times 5 Wilbur Burton Foshay was born in Ossining, New York, notable as the site of Sing Sing Prison, on December 12, 1881. His father Joseph had been a successful entrepreneur until he lost his fortune, a foreshadowing of his son’s comet-like rise and Foshay was a genius at marketing. He promoted his company and tower with fall. The Foshay Museum preserves a children’s book given to Foshay by his a mind-boggling line of merchandise, including women’s compacts, inkwells, father and bearing the inscription “from his papa.” and clocks. 34 Park Rapids ke Height St. Cloud AreA Antique ShopS Long La of Land Lake Toad Detroit Lake Lakes 34 hiStoriC downtown St. Cloud SAuk rApidS CleAr lAke Detroit Lake Paper the Antiques Collector Gallery Specializing in h Featuring 19th & Early71 212 2nd Ave S 711 w st. germain st 10 Ephemera 20th Century Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 China • Glassware Open in historic downtown Vintage Collectible saint cloud Pictures • Silver Jewelery Paper Little Pine Lake Items Primitives & Furniture Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Its hard to say whether antiques, arts, Big Pine •••••• Noon- 5pm Open Every Foshay’s inkwells Lake and the eclectic - Perham Open Sat 10:30am-5pm Friday • Saturday • Sunday advertising services for a fun place to Mon.-Sat. ~ 10am-5pm ~ investment bankers shop! Dent 108 10 am-5 pm Or by Chance or ultimately lost or Star 320.251.2171 Other Hours by Chance or Appointment. (320) 743-5950 gained value after the 2nd level now open! Lake Open Daily Appointment 20% OFF 8600 Main Ave stock market crashed 30+ dealers 9:30 Rush am-6 pm •••••• Fenton Glassware! Clear Lake, MN 55319 and he gained notority. Lake Sat. til 4 pm (320) 202-9068 hours Closed Sun. From St. Cloud: Take Hwy 10 south to Clear Lake. Buchanan 619 Mall St. Germain 320-267-8066 From I-94: Take Exit 178 (Clearwater) then mon - fri 10am - 6pm Lake North 3 mi on Hwy 24. 26 North 7th Avenue Downtown St. Cloud Foshay Tower sat 10am - 4pm Downtown St. Cloud Otter Tail Lake •••••• 10 www.BuyGones.biz We’re 1 block South of Hwy 10 in downtown Clear Lake. Cont. from page 4 320-257-3387 (Across from the Court House) Antiques@cloudnet.com Yesterday today... WeekendCottageAntiques.com father, who, like his son many years later, would The Central Lakes Antiques Trails 210 lose everything and Fergus Falls have to start again. Exit 54 The West Battle Lake young man was 210 fascinated byExit 57 An Old Times Antiques Trail Map 35 71 electricity, which had 29 overtaken gas as a Parkers Prairie 78 means of lighting and Eagle 46 22 Bend powering homes. Bud’s Exit 67 Barn Antiques Parkers Foshay attached 15 mi. N of Alex. on Hwy. 29 Prairie Clarissa himself to the growing (218) 338-6166 Ashby industry and to Leota Mon-Sat 59 11-5; Sun 12-5 Lake Christina Browerville Fox, the daughter of a OPEN YEAR ROUND. 94 Pelican Lake utilities owner. 55 The Exit 77 Lake Miltona couple arrived in Alexandria Exit 82 Minneapolis around Elbow Lake 79 Lake Ida Long Long Prairie 27 Foshay Tower Yesterday’s 29 Prairie PasTime Antiques Lake Carlos 517 Broadway St. Cont. from page 6 (320) 762-8990 Lake Geneva Lake 314 First Ave. North Mon-Fri: 54 9-6; Sat: 9-5:30; Sun: 12-4 Darling (320) 732-4800 Exit 97 Lake Osakis Closed Jan, Feb, Mar OPEN YEAR ROUND. Alexandria 27 Re-opening April 2015. Osakis www.PasTime-Antiques.com Now & Then Antique Mall Exit 103 Herman601 Broadway St. 27 Lake 71 Mary Exit 114 (320) 763-6467 Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 55 29 Maple 28 Sauk Centre Lake YEAR-ROUND Mall of 4 Floors 114 94 Off Broadway Antiques 9 Lake Sauk Centre 521 Sinclair Lewis Ave Past & Present Home Reno Exit 127 (320) 351-7700 Lowry Gallery 28 OPEN Tues-Sat: 10-5 619 Broadway St. • (320) 759-2300 Exit 131 Melrose Jan Watson’s Back Again! Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: 12-4 Glenwood Memoryville Albany 114 OPEN YEAR ROUND. 4 Freeport 71 28 Starbuck Glenwood Osakis Lake Yes, this is a clock. Its Minnewaska Morris unusual, roughly Vintage House Antiques Crooked Willow Grandpa’s Attic & Gifts Antiques Osakis triangular shape 701 N Franklin 11181 Cty Rd 82 SE (6 mi. E of Alex.) Hwy 27 (Nokomis55St.) & 1st Ave 26 West Main highlights the image of (320)634-3618•(320)491-7752 Fall Hours: Open thru December 20 (320) 766-0394 (320) 859-9320 the Foshay in the Mon - Sat: 9:30-5 (Closed Tues) Thurs-Sat: 10-5 • (320) 859-3624 OPEN DAILY 10-5 YEAR ROUND! “Closed for the 4 Season” center. Sun: 11-4 Shop online: CrookedWillow.net Les Kouba prints / Used furniture Re-Opening May 9, 2015. 6 The Old Times January 2015 Generations of Minnesotans have made the pilgrimage to the Foshay’s observation deck to get a bird’s eye view of Minneapolis, to propose marriage, and to pose for pictures. (Photo courtesy of Foshay Museum and Observation Deck) Foshay Tower Cont. from page 5 1913, lured to the northern city by the promise of work. By 1916, the Foshays were living in the upscale Kenwood neighbor- hood, and a year later the budding entrepreneur had bought his first utility. Accumulating In his heyday, Foshay traveled the coasts and rubbed shoulders with the high utilities with the and mighty. He asked renowned sculptor Harriet Frishmuth to design a Foshay sold stock certificates to finance his multi- frenzied optimism of a female nude for the Tower’s courtyard. Called “Scherzo,” the sculpture was million dollar building project. Investors were Jazz Ager, Foshay allegedly inspired by Ziegfeld Follies girl Desha Delteil. A private collector promised unheard-of returns on their investments, now owns “Scherzo.” (Photo courtesy of Foshay Museum and Observation which Foshay was able to fulfill so long as he had a became a utilities Deck) steady stream of new investors to fill the coffers. magnate of national But once the Depression hit, his Ponzi scheme was prominence. And like expense. He hired the allowed people of celebration, which discovered. the titans out East, he best architects and moderate means to included a newly schemed to build a builders and had them invest in the stock commissioned march tower that would flash design a tapering market. Schoolteachers, by John Philip Sousa, his name in 10-foot silhouette that echoed secretaries, and bus fireworks, festive Now Open! letters across the city he had made his own. the Monument. Washington drivers forked over their hard-earned bunting, children dressed as George Open: the 1st & 3rd Construction of the Foshay’s company dollars with the hope of Washington, and loads weekend of each month Thursday, Friday & Saturday Foshay Tower began in issued stocks to making it rich. of VIPs. Minneapolis 9:30am - 6pm 1928. The man who accumulate the capital The tower was Sunday 11am - 5pm gave his name to the to fulfill his dream. In unveiled over the Foshay Tower 407 Elm Ave edifice spared no the 1920s, margin buys course of a three-day Cont. on page 7 Featuring: Waverly, MN 55390 Antiques in Crystal, Dishware, Primitives, Located in the Vintage Cameras, Collectibles, old Waverly Bank Glassware, Furniture & Housewares building BuffALO, Mn www.Facebook.com/BehindTheMoonAntiques ANTIQUES & COUNTRY LANES 4 Buffalo Nickel Waldon woodS Annie’s in ANTIQUES 22 LitchfieLd, Antiques Waverly Mn Attic OPEN Welcome to a real Antique Shop! 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom SIBLEY ANTIQUES 15,000 sq. ft. 7 Days A Week Open Since 1972. 10am to 6pm SHop 7 dayS a week 100 N Sibley Ave • Litchfield, MN of (except HolidayS) From 320-693-7335 Antiques 1004 3rd St S 763-682-4432 10am to 5pm at our two-Floor SHowroom. Tues.-saT. 10-5 and Buffalo, MN 55313 15 1st Ave S 2612 State Hwy. 55 Se sunday noon-5 Collectibles 763-682-4735 Buffalo, MN Closed Mondays Buffalo, MN 55313 (2 mi E of Buffalo 25 DEALERS Once a custOmer... OPEN (In the Lakeview Mall) or if coming from Mpls. ...always a friend! 7 Days A Week 23 mi W of Hwy 494) 10am to 6pm Open Wed thru Sat, 9ish -5 pm S STAY HOP & FOR LUNC (763) 682-5667 Mondays & Tuesdays by chance Crick at H! One block N. of et Me lights ~ Junction OVER Furniture • ArchitecturAl items Tea R adow Dealer Space • Huge Stock oF Stained glaSS Very Vintage oom Hwys. 25 & 55 50 DEALERS! NOW UNDER NEW Available! • complete engliSH pubS and decorative pub itemS • SmallS • collectibleS • a complete 109 Sibley Avenue North Mon.-Sat. 10-6 OWNERSHIP! Selection oF pennSylvania Litchfield, Minnesota 55355 Sun. 11-6 Like Us On amiSH pine Furniture 320-593-0888 BuffaloNickelAntiques.com Facebook! LEE & MARIAN WALDON Like Very Vintage on Facebook! (763) 682-2818 (LakeviewAntiques) SOLE OWNERS January 2015 The Old Times 7 Foshay Museum & Observation Deck Director Jennifer Phelps holds a beaver hat worn by a dignitary invited to the Tower’s opening ceremonies. Foshay invited hundreds of VIPs from across the United Actress Laurie Anders of the Ken Murry Show chose the Foshay’s States. His company observation deck for a photo op with her husband in 1951. (Photo courtesy of paid for their Foshay Museum and Observation Deck) transportation and the gold watches they Haupt antiek Market received as gifts. Vintage Finds & Fun, RemembeR... it’s the thRill oF the hunt! 7570 147th
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